Letters to the Editor

MERGER: Reasons to worry

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

People should be skeptical of the merger between Avista and Hydro One utilities. Both companies assure the public that it’s a perfectly routine business deal and no one should be concerned and rates will decrease by 1% the first year becaus...

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WISH: Just actual facts

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

A genie appeared and granted me a single wish: The media would publish facts with source data so I can examine the “facts” and determine the degree of relevance they have.Everytown for Gun Safety reported that there have been 290 school sho...

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SEPARATE: Politics and business

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

When we originally contacted Allstate to insure our home and our vehicles, we weren’t asked our political affiliation, nor did we ask the political affiliation of the corporate officers or of our agent. So, why in the name of heaven did All...

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COLUMN: A budget bull’s-eye

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bravo to Dave Botting for his My Turn column Friday on the county’s budget practices. He has spotlighted one of the most serious problems in Kootenai County. Unfortunately, this problem has run rampant for quite a number of years and the ef...

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DEMOCRATS: God loves you

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Vote for the poor, vote Democratic — so we can live like a Republican. God hears the cry of the poor, and he will collect every tear! So poor people — treasure your tears, and be proud to offer them to the Lord. Rich Republicans, your glory...

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AMADOR: The best choice

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to encourage voters to re-elect Paul Amador as our Republican Representative for Idaho House Seat 4B. What a breath of fresh air Paul has been in our community. I’ve always had a deep interest in a good solid education, but sin...

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HAGEDORN: For Lt. Governor

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am writing to endorse Idaho Senator Marv Hagedorn for Lt. Governor. Senator Hagedorn is a Navy veteran who spent 20 years in the military. When he retired and before becoming a State Senator, he formed an organization that helps wounded v...

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VETERANS: Key point clarified

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

In response to a Letter to the Editor by Esequiel Vasquez on Wednesday, April 18, about educational benefits, here is some general information about the Veterans Administration’s educational benefits.The Department of Education uses the fol...

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DRIVERS: Boldly bad

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

I have followed with interest past letters that blamed out of state drivers in our area, so I began watching license plates too. In just a few days, what I saw and continue to see was drivers with Idaho plates making dangerous errors. Right...

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HATE: Not welcome here

April 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently, “playbills” from an anonymous hate group in Coeur d’Alene were distributed on doorsteps in my neighborhood. The “playbill” was titled “Idaho Loves Mohammed” and featured an illustration of a man with a turban and dark boots with u...

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